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Which CN will result in increasing peristalsis and Heart Rate?
- “Non-specific response of the body to any
- demand on it”
General Adaptation Syndrome
3 Steps to GAS
- 1. Alarm
- 2. Resistance
- 3. Exhaustion
“Fight or Flight” response initiated
May result in disease or death if prolonged or severe
Sympathetic Nervous Stimulation
Patient complaints of anxiety, rapid heart rate, nausea and anorexia
Sweaty, diruetic, epiniphrine hormone, decreased peristalsis
Why is Nausea related to epiniphrine in the Alarm Stage??
because it increases your heart rate, blood flow to major organs
Quickly moves into this stage
Physiological reserves are mobilized to handle stress
Amount of resistance depends on levels of functioning (i.e. health, exercise, family support etc)
Very few physiological signs
If resistance is successful, the patient will recover, if unsuccessful patient will move to next stage
HR comes down and stress is relieved
All energy has been expended
Patient may die if resources are not available
Physical s/s of alarm stage may reappear
Can be reversed by external sources such as medications and counseling
- Pts may die and maybe see signs of alarm come back and then
- crash shortly after can die
Cope more effectively with stress
Reduces the chance of stress related illness
When ill, tend to recover sooner
Likely to deny problems
Allow stress to interfere with goal achievement
Focus on stressful feelings
Report more health problems
- experiences and conditions of daily life that are viewed as irritating, frustrating and
-stronger relationship with somatic illness (migraines, IBS, etc)
positive experiences or temporary joys that are likely to occur in everyday life.
- modify the negative of hassles
- believed to be associated with healthier functioning esp. immune and CV systems
Nausea can be a sign of a ???
Constantly changing cognitive and behavioral efforts to manage the demands of the body
Stress Management Techniques/Relaxation Strategies
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